I endeavour to make sure every lesson is geared towards the needs of each individual student. I am fun, patient and it is important to me to achieve a goal of allowing the student to flourish as a musician as well as finding their own way to play.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
All Brass instruments, music theory, conducting, musicianship, GCSE and A-Level Music.
Tell me about your qualifications.
I have achieved a BMus(Hons) from the Royal Academy of Music in 2014 as well as gaining an LRAM for teaching brass instruments. I have been offered a fellowship for the learning and participation programme at the Royal Academy for 2014/15.
What kind of experience do you have?
I have had over five years of private teaching and much experience with outreach programmes across London and the South East.
I have volunteered work with various projects across london aimed to help and achieve learning for those without necessary recourses, for example: London Music Masters, the 'Nucleo Project', Kids Company and the National Orchestra for All. They all aim to provide opportunities to those who want to learn but don't necessarily have the chance to. These have opened my eyes to the idea that learning is extremely valuable and necessary.
How much do you charge?
Lesson fees vary depending on what discipline (theory, trumpet, A Level etc.).
A-level/GCSE Music £40.00/hr
Alexander Technique £40.00/hr
Chamber Music Coaching £30.00/hr
Classical Theory/ Composition £30.00/hr
French Horn £35.00/hr
Music Theory Exams £35.00/hr
I would charge extra to travel to you (of which would vary depending on how far you are from me). Currently: Watford (£3), Radlett (£5), London (£5)
Where do you teach?
I can teach at the student's home but also perfectly able to teach at my home. I can teach all over London and nearby towns to Watford, St. Albans, Hemel Hampstead, Croxley, Rickmansworth, Chesham, Amersham, Slough, High Wycombe, Hillingdon, Chorleywood, Northwood, Pinner, Northwick Park, Moor Park.
I currently have students in: Watford, Radlett, Maida Vale, Elstreel, Rayners Lane (Harrow), Harlesden, Hendon, Northwood and Hatch End
When are you available?
Every week is flexible, but evenings tend to work better (especially those who are at school). I can teach in school holidays and also on bank holidays. Weekend mornings and afternoons work well.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I can teach all ages and abilities. All the way up to grade 8 and beyond.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I prepare students for all manner of examinations including theory exams and diplomas, which I teach alongside the instrumental teaching as it is a key facet of becoming an all rounded musician.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Incorporated Society of Musicians
Moriah Day School
Hasmonean High School for Boys and Girls
Royal Academy of Music Alumni Network
J and C Academy: Maple Walk Independent School
Hertfordshire Music Service: Nascot Wood Junior School
Where and with whom did you train?
I trained at the Royal Academy of Music with Mark, David, Rod Franks, Andy Crowley, Paul Benison, Robert Farley, John Hutchins and Gareth Small.
Tell me about some of your current students.
I have many different students including those with learning disabilities. I am a very patient this has allowed me to focus on each student individually, tapping into how they feel at that time and not sticking to a rigid plan of teaching as it can put a student off if they don't have space within the lesson environment. The most important thing for me is that each of my students gains new things from every lesson. I have students that prefer to play along to backing tracks to music they are learning as well as those that struggle with the physicality of playing (but want to learn!) and so prefer smaller periods of playing with some other activities dispersed within the lesson.
Do you have a personal message for students?
I am looking forward to meeting you and developing you into a confident and exciting musician.